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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brew our beer in New York, about halfway between the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest and the hop fields of Kent, England. So we use earthy English hops to build the foundation and bright citrusy American hops to bring the noise in the rambunctious IPA we call BLAST! British Maris Otter and German Pilsner malts lends solidity, balance and bready flavors to brace up a beer that’s beautifully hoppy, strangely quaffable and oddly compelling. Minerally hop bitterness is followed by a shock wave of flavor and aroma. You won’t even know what hit you.

Malts: Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter, German Pilsner Malt

Hops: Willamette, Magnum, Cascade, Fuggle, Aurora, Zythos, Bravo, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Amarillo, Experiment 6300
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Slightly hazy bright amber with a hint of a head. Nose of orange peel with a hint of vanilla. Bitingly refreshing on the sip without being too bitter. Light golden syrup flavour to the malt combines wonderfully with great citrus flavours the hops are delivering. Divine. Spot-on weight, great condition. Very little hint of the strength. It’s like painting your mouth with sunshine. My beer of the festival.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2405) - USA - SEP 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 On tap at Good Beer. Piney aroma. This is an astringent, resiny IPA, but it feels a bit thin. Pretty dry and woody, with a nice autumnal feel, making it appropriate for the beginning of autumn. A little orange peel and some sharp hops. It is hard to believe the ABV is over 8. This seems like a regular good IPA to me. If this is Mr. Oliver’s killer IPA, then I’m still not a convert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (2401) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2015
Couleur orangée, très légère mousse beige. Nez fort houblonné fruité, résine et pin, note de levures, réminiscence de fruits rouges. Gout houblonné amer, malté, caramel blond, fruits jaunes, herbes, notes menthe, baton de réglisse, légères baies avec longue amertume de pin et reglisse en fin de bouche. Very good stuff Brooklyn!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2392) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Nice!!!! Heavy hoppy aroma with a burgeoning smack of resin and big floral fruity notes. The pour is a mild orange hue with a finger of foamy white head. Sweet honey and caramel malts with a hint of malt character up front. Then full on hops and resinous hops with boozy warmth on the finish. Overall a big hopped up brew.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Draft at Stanley’s nordeast Mnpls. Hemp/ fresh hop aroma. Lovely. Slightly hazy orange. Nice lace. Good hoppy flavor. Perhaps not high on my double ipa list but still a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
750ml bottle (draught sample). Pours a deep straw, with a thin, white head. Hoppy, fruity aroma, apricot, spruce, grapefruit peel, resin, malt, caramel, passion fruit. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2. Very hoppy taste, malt, caramel, spruce, grapefruit peel, apricot, resin, caramel, yeast, quite herbal finish. (2012-06-13)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2362) - Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is orange, citrus, medium pine. Taste is resinous, piney, some citrus, medium caramel. Fairly full with medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from beermoth, manchester. Hazy orange color, white head. Aroma has sweet malts, fruits, hops, mango notes. Medium bodied, sweet malts, tropical fruity notes and hops. Body could be stronger, alcohol is little pushing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Clear golden pour with big head. Hoppy aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
This may be the highest rate I will ever give this style. I had this really snarky idea for a rate before I tried it, but damn if it ain’t half bad. I could never have more then one, but that one was quite enjoyable. Grassy nose hops are a little piney with a perfect citrus balance. Alcohol very well hidden.


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